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Maymay Entrata and Kisses Delavin have got each other’s back

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While rivalry is par for the course in show business, teen actors Maymay Entrata and Kisses Delavin prove their friendship transcends and theirs last.

The two become close inside the “Pinoy Big Brother” house. But when they stepped out, some people pitted them against each other.

MAYMAY ENTRATA and Kisses Delavin

MAYMAY ENTRATA and Kisses Delavin

“And we don’t tolerate that,” Kisses said. “I understand that in this business, comparison is inevitable especially for girls. It’s so unfair for girls because we get pressured, our friendships get affected. It’s like, matira matibay na lang.

Maymay agreed and pointed out that there are times misunderstandings happen between friends, it’s just normal.
“Every relationship has its ups and downs. But if you treat each other like sisters, you will get along and things will be okay,” she said.

Kisses added: “We know that showbiz is just temporary. What matters is that the friendship stays.”

New gen

Fans once again see Maymay and Kisses together in one project through the iWant original show titled “Alamat Ng Ano: Nura And Velma.”

At the press conference, the former housemates talked about their experiences while doing the digital series.

The story of “Alamat Ng Ano” was inspired by the showbiz rivalry between Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos. The veteran actresses have been pitted against each other by their solid fans through the years – just like what’s happening to Maymay and Kisses now.

“We’re actually excited to do this,” Maymay, who plays Nura, said when asked if she hesitated in accepting the project. “When we started shooting, we actually talked about the fans who are pitting us against each other. We don’t want to be affected by that. We just enjoy our rapport on the set.”

Kisses, on the other hand, is Velma. As part of preparations for the role, the 19-year-old watched several Vilma movies.

As Nura and Velma, Maymay and Kisses may have gotten a bit physical in some of their scenes but they actually enjoyed shooting those.

SCENE FROM ‘Alamat ng Ano: Nura And Velma’

SCENE FROM ‘Alamat ng Ano: Nura And Velma’

“We’re fighting but in a comedic way. It helps that we’re really good friends. Direk (Lemuel Lorca) even told us: ‘Oh go, do whatever you want, keep on fighting like sabunutan and all.’ Then he would be the one to cut the scene,” she narrated.

“For example, one scene had us washing clothes. Then we beat each other using palo-palo. Viewers would think it’s painful but it’s actually Styrofoam,” Kisses said. “The work was super fun. It was just good vibes through tapings.

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“Alamat Ng Ano: Nura And Velma” also stars Donny Pangilinan, Melai Cantiveros, Ejay Falcon, Jake Cuenca, Donna Cariaga, AC Bonifacio, BoybandPH, Nico Antonio, Denise Joaquin, Ketchup Eusebio and Dominic Ochoa. Narrating each episode are Jobert Austria and Nonong Balinan, who play a barangay tanod and his sidekick, respectively.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s digital content production unit, Indigital Productions, delves into the effects of technology and the need for real human connection in its newest original “Touch Screen.”

“Touch Screen,” which has been available for streaming since March 6 on iWant, is a three-part anthology headlined by Janella Salvador, Pokwang and Denise Laurel. It’s about how people interact on and beyond their screens, and how it affects relationships.

Pokwang plays an old-school househelp who has been with a family for many years in “Vixee Vs. Inday.” She finds herself neglected and undervalued when the father brings home a fully functional smart gadget named Vixee.

Online dating takes centerstage in “It’s A Match,” wherein an app developer (Joseph Marco) who uses a dating app forhook-ups, encounters one of his conservative managers (Denise) on the app. He then makes a bet with his officemates to make his boss fall in love with him.

In the episode “Wittyrella,” teen fan girl Mandy (Janella) uses Twitter to get her celebrity crush to notice her. But soon she finds herself in a feud with a famous three-word tweet account, only to realize the person behind the account is someone close to her.

“Touch Screen” is the fourth offering of Indigital, following the short film anthology series “The End,” the feel-good comedy anthology series “Alamat Ng Ano,” and the erotic-drama anthology series “Hush.”

“The End” chronicles simple yet powerful everyday stories and highlights the last 24 hours of a person’s life to show lessons on love, acceptance, hope and forgiveness. It stars Denise, Aljur Abrenica, Carmi Martin, Luis Hontiveros, Mark Neumann, Kazel Kinouchi, Sunshine Dizon, Vandolph, and Joey Marquez.

“Hush”features erotic drama stories and three sexy icons namely Mica Javier from “It’s Showtime’s” GirlTrends, Gwen Soriano and Haiza Madrid.

Also in Indigital’s roster of upcoming original shows are “Crimes Of Passion,” “Six Feet Diner,” “Adam & Ed,” “Papa App,” “Trip To Quiapo” and “Little Big Trio.”

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